Vinehealth Australia’s Digital Biosecurity Platform project has taken a major step forward with the appointment of Coruscant Digital as the preferred technology partner.
Vinehealth Australia and Coruscant Digital are now entering a discovery phase which will detail the system requirements, design and architecture to provide a roadmap for the build of the new platform.
“This is an exciting step towards the new Digital Biosecurity Platform which will replace the current Vineyard Register,” said Inca Lee, Vinehealth Australia CEO.
“The vastly increased capability that will be offered by the new platform will provide multiple ways for all stakeholders – Vinehealth Australia, growers, wineries, nurseries, suppliers, individuals, industry bodies, government and research partners – to produce and consume data and share and generate knowledge.
“The new platform will assist the wine and grape industries with the advanced technology needed to help meet serious and increasing biosecurity threats. And an engaging front end will provide a vastly improved user experience for our vineyard owners for management of their vineyard data.”
Vinehealth Australia has undertaken a considered process to develop the Digital Biosecurity Platform concept to ensure it will offer the required functionality and flexibility to respond to the changing biosecurity landscape.
Coruscant Digital was selected as the technology provider following a rigorous procurement process.
Based in Western Australia, Coruscant has completed digital projects for the Australian Department of Human Services and the Australian Department of Environment and Energy as well as many private agricultural clients.
Coruscant Delivery Director Dave Newman said the company specialised in enabling geospatial capability inside customer relationship management (CRM) systems using the Maptaskr product.
“Our government and agricultural clients use Maptaskr to geospatially identify and map their data, allowing them to dive down into the data to unlock all sorts of insights,” Dave said.
“This Vinehealth Australia Digital Biosecurity Platform project is an exciting one for us, as it is really pushing the limits of combining geospatial data with a state-of-the-art CRM. It’s a leading project in the Ag Tech space.”
Concurrent with the discovery phase, Vinehealth Australia is working to secure funding to enable the build of the database in 2021.
Vinehealth Australia will also continue to work with providers of other relevant AgTech projects to ensure synergies are explored to optimise outcomes for the wine industry.